Today's News

  • A walk on the merry side

    Led by the glittering Joyful Soles dance group, families and friends headed downtown Friday evening while joining in the annual Holiday Walk sponsored by the Evergreen Downtown Business Association.

    “Light the tree!” shouted a group of youngsters awaiting the lighting of a tall conifer by the Evergreen Lake House before the walk began.

    A shooting star raced across the sky on the warm night as people made their way from Evergreen Lake after seeing the arrival of Santa and Mrs. Claus and the tree come to life.

  • Cougars win in Fort Lupton

    By Steve Smith — For the Courier

    FORT LUPTON — The consensus from Evergreen’s boys basketball team was that its 20-point road win against Fort Lupton Dec. 3 was a big help to a young team.

  • Senior group eyeing strong last go-around

    By Craig Harper — For the Courier

    EVERGREEN — Samantha Kisiel, Logan Newhall, Hannah Orr, Lauren Troeger and Avery Moers haven’t been basketball teammates forever. It only seems that way for the Evergreen seniors.

    It began in third grade for Newhall and Orr. Troeger joined them in fifth grade, Kisiel and Moers completing the “team’’ as seventh-graders. After middle school, it was on to Evergreen where as freshmen they became paired with first-year coach Amy Bahl.

  • Jeffco’s recall free-for-all spurs call for campaign finance reform

    An ethics watchdog group has called for state campaign finance reform in the wake of the release of contribution figures from the Jeffco school district’s contentious recall election.

    While any change to the Colorado Constitution, which specifies how elections are conducted, would require a statewide vote, Peg Perl, senior counsel for Colorado Ethics Watch, said Colorado legislators can take several steps to bring more transparency to local elections, including:

  • Mountains Taxi suspends service

    Mountains Taxi has temporarily suspended service because of a big jump in premiums for auto liability insurance.

    “We didn’t receive the new quote until the eleventh hour, and it was an increase of 22 percent,” said Chris Phelps, an owner of Mountains Taxi. Phelps said the company halted service on Nov. 11.

    “We have some customers with special needs, and those folks are really struggling because they need us,” said Phelps, who said the company had been providing 50 to 60 rides a day.

  • Judge finds probable cause in child-abuse case involving Evergreen couple

    A Jefferson County judge found probable cause Thursday for the felony child abuse charges an Evergreen couple are facing.

    Jason Matthew Barton, 40, and Katherine Clark Barton, 36, were arrested in June by the Jeffco Sheriff’s Office after their 6-year-old daughter reportedly was found to be suffering from long-term malnutrition. 

  • Local nonprofits join to encourage donations on Colorado Gives Day

    Several mountain area nonprofits have come together to encourage residents to support local organizations on Colorado Gives Day, an annual statewide effort to boost philanthropy through online donations.

  • A do and a don’t for the holiday season

    As we enter the holiday season, I’m thinking about a big do and a big don’t.

    The big do is Colorado Gives Day. In its five-year history, Colorado Gives has become the preferred way of making end-of-year charitable gifts for many people in our state. An initiative of the Community First Foundation and First Bank, Colorado Gives Day is an easy way to make contributions to more than 1,800 of our state’s nonprofit organizations.

  • Your paper could be late this week

    Because of problems at our printing facility, this week's Canyon Courier could arrive a day late in the mail. We regret the inconvenience.

  • Sisters plan charity drive to help needy families

    Evergreen business owners and sisters Diane Wiescamp and Alice Brewer are organizing a charitable event this Saturday to collect donations for needy people in the community.

    The first Evergreen Cares donation drive will be held at the Evergreen Forum building, 3560 Highway 74, from 9 a.m. until noon.